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Vocabulary Term Details

Nutritive value

Definition (

An indication of the contribution of a food to the nutrient content of the diet. This value depends on the quantity of a food which is digested and absorbed and the amounts of the essential nutrients (protein, fat, carbohydrate, minerals, vitamins) which it contains. This value can be affected by soil and growing conditions, handling and storage, and processing. (Biology Online)

Preferred Units: N/A

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Broader TermsNarrower TermsRelated Terms
Dietary fibres
Digestible fibres
Digestible nitrogen
Energy value
Protein quality
Total digestible nutrients
Chemical composition
Food composition
Nutrient availability
Nutritional losses

This term is used for the following terms: 
Dietary value
Fattening value
Feed value
Feeding value
Food value
Nutritional assessment of foods
Nutritional value
Nutritive ratio
Protein-energy ratio

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